Help us end the blood shortage
Just seven days into the new year, blood donations in South Texas are already 400 units behind goal, leaving the community with less than a half-day supply of blood available for patients in area hospitals.
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is asking the community to make 2,160 donations of blood and platelets by Friday, Jan. 10, to end the shortage. A swell of donors pushed the center close to its holiday goal the last two weeks of December, but demand has continued to grow.
Accident victims, cancer patients, newborns and their mothers, and many others are depending on lifesaving donations. Hospitals also need to have adequate supplies in case of major emergencies.
We encourage those who become eligible to donate in the coming weeks to come in and donate. If you're ineligible to give, encourage your friends or family to donate.
All presenting donors score a $10 Walmart gift card in January when you donate at a donor room. Due to patient need, type O and platelet donors score a $20 Walmart gift card when you donate at a donor room.
Schedule your donation below.
*ALL DONOR ROOMS OPEN SUNDAY*
Southeast | 9 a.m. - noon
Victoria | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Donor Pavilion | 6211 IH 10 West at First Park Ten, San Antonio, TX 78201
Northeast Donor Room | 8500 Village Dr. Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78217
Shavano Donor Room | 4079 N. Loop 1604 West Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78257
Southeast Donor Room | 3158 SE Military Dr. Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78223
Westover Hills Donor Room | 10555 Culebra Suite 107, San Antonio, TX 78251
New Braunfels Donor Room | 651 N. Business Interstate 35 Suite 830, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Victoria Donor Room | 1109 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria, TX 77901
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How your donation makes a difference
Reggie, a San Antonio photographer, he is battling leukemia for the third time in his life.
He needs regular transfusions of blood and platelets as he undergoes therapy and searches for a matching marrow donor.
Reggie and patients like him count on donors like you. Give the gift of life and schedule your donation today.
Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds and in good general health can donate blood. Donors must present photo ID, last four digits of their Social Security number and their birth date.